Massive Dutch schooner The Eendracht arrives in Sunderland for the Tall Ships Races

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A string of impressive ships has been continuing to arrive in Sunderland today.

Crowds are pouring into the city to welcome crews and gaze at the awe-inspiring craft.

The Eendracht arrives in Sunderland

The Eendracht arrives in Sunderland

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Among those arriving this morning was The Eendracht, the Netherlands largest three-masted schooner.

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The ship measures nearly 60 meters in length, 13 meters in width and has a depth of five meters.

The Eendracht has more than 350 well-trained, mostly voluntary, professional crew members.

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Other impressive ships now in berth are the Sorlandet, which is sitting next to the Mir at Corporation Quay, and its fellow Scandinavian vessel the Christian Radich.